Swazi’s want independence from absolute monarchy

44 years ago, Swaziland gained independence from Great Britain. Like many other postcolonial African nations, after the initial excitement Swaziland’s postcolonial years have...

100 things you didn’t know about Africa

1. The human race is of African origin. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans (or homo sapiens sapiens) were excavated...

Tunisian President pardons 1,300 prisoners

After convening a meeting with Justice Minister Noureddin B’Hiri, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Wednesday officially pardoned an estimated 1,300 prisoners while marking...

Jonathan, Malawian leader deplore conflicts in Africa

President Goodluck Jonathan and his Malawian counterpart, Mrs. Joyce Banda, yesterday in Abuja lamented the persistent and bloody conflicts across Africa. Jonathan said the...

African Independence

In the 1930s and 1940s, global forces such as the Great Depression (the worldwide economic slump of the 1930s) and the development and...

Ghana’s President John Atta Mills dies at 68

Ghana's president, John Atta Mills, died Tuesday at a military hospital in Accra shortly after falling ill. Officials did not give a...

The price of investigating Julius Malema

Two journalists told South Africa how Julius Malema was funding his lavish lifestyle through the Ratanang Trust. On Saturday, they won a CNN...

The AU’s new chief: Who is Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma?

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a veteran of the apartheid struggle who has served every president since Nelson Mandela, has now taken the helm of the...

Zimbabwe’s new Constitution finally ready

Zimbabwe's constitutional affairs minister says an all-party panel has completed the new Constitution after three years of bitter political wrangling. Eric Matinenga said on...

EU to consider easing Zimbabwe, Mugabe sanctions

EU governments are considering easing sanctions against Zimbabwe in exchange for political reform, reports say. Foreign ministers are due to meet on Monday to...

China offers Africa $20 billion in loans, promising a new approach

China intensified its economic courting of Africa on Thursday, as Premier Hu Jintao pledged $20 billion in loans to countries on the continent...

Dry port in offer for stalled Chipata–Mchinji railway

After independence, Zambia’s second largest revenue contributor after mining was the railway industry. Will the stalled Chipata-Mchinji railway line, with Chipata dry port...

AU chooses Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as leader

The African Union has chosen South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its leader, making her the first woman to hold the post. Ms Dlamini-Zuma beat...

Africa celebrates women power

Africa on Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of...

Ethiopian journalist jailed for 18 years for “terrorism”

An Ethiopian court has jailed a journalist for 18 years for "terrorism" and 23 other reporters and activists for between eight years and...

Zimbabwe yet to finalise loan payment to Malawi

The Zimbabwe government is yet to pay Malawi the remaining US$17 million Harare owes Lilongwe in maize sales, a month after the...

Speculation about Mugabe’s health as he travels to Singapore again

Robert Mugabe left for Singapore on Monday sparking renewed speculation that the 88 year old ZANU PF leader is once again seeking treatment...

US ambassador to Kenya resigns

The United States ambassador to Kenya, Scott Gration, has submitted his resignation to Washington and is expected to leave his Nairobi office on...